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# Angle Classification

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Angle Classification

What if you were given the degree measure of an angle? How would you describe that angle based on its size? After completing this Concept, you'll be able to classify an angle as acute, right, obtuse, or straight.

### Guidance

Angles can be grouped into four different categories.

Straight Angle: An angle that measures exactly $180^\circ$ .

Acute Angles: Angles that measure between $0^\circ$ and up to but not including $90^\circ$ .

Obtuse Angles: Angles that measure more than $90^\circ$ but less than $180^\circ$ .

Right Angle: An angle that measures exactly $90^\circ$ .

This half-square marks right, or $90^\circ$ , angles. When two lines intersect to form four right angles, the lines are perpendicular. The symbol for perpendicular is $\perp$ .

Even though all four angles are $90^\circ$ , only one needs to be marked with the half-square. $l \perp m$ is read $l$ is perpendicular to line $m$ .

#### Example A

What type of angle is $84^\circ$ ?

$84^\circ$ is less than $90^\circ$ , so it is acute .

#### Example B

Name the angle and determine what type of angle it is.

The vertex is $U$ . So, the angle can be $\angle TUV$ or $\angle VUT$ . To determine what type of angle it is, compare it to a right angle.

Because it opens wider than a right angle and is less than a straight angle, it is obtuse .

#### Example C

What type of angle is $165^\circ$ ?

$165^\circ$ is greater than $90^\circ$ , but less than $180^\circ$ , so it is obtuse .

### Guided Practice

Name each type of angle:

1. $90^\circ$

2. $67^\circ$

3. $180^\circ$

1. Right

2. Acute

3. Straight

### Practice

For exercises 1-4, determine if the statement is true or false.

1. Two angles always add up to be greater than $90^\circ$ .
2. $180^\circ$ is an obtuse angle.
3. $180^\circ$ is a straight angle.
4. Two perpendicular lines intersect to form four right angles.

For exercises 5-10, state what type of angle it is.

1. $55^\circ$
2. $92^\circ$
3. $178^\circ$
4. $5^\circ$
5. $120^\circ$
6. $73^\circ$

In exercises 11-15, use the following information: $Q$ is in the interior of $\angle ROS$ . $S$ is in the interior of $\angle QOP$ . $P$ is in the interior of $\angle SOT$ . $S$ is in the interior of $\angle ROT$ and $m\angle ROT = 160^\circ, \ m\angle SOT = 100^\circ$ , and $m\angle ROQ = m\angle QOS = m\angle POT$ .

1. Make a sketch.
2. Find $m\angle QOP$ .
3. Find $m\angle QOT$ .
4. Find $m\angle ROQ$ .
5. Find $m\angle SOP$ .

### Vocabulary Language: English Spanish

acute angle

acute angle

An angle that measures between $0^\circ$ and up to but not including $90^\circ$.
obtuse angle

obtuse angle

An angle that measures more than $90^\circ$ but less than $180^\circ$.
perpendicular

perpendicular

When two lines intersect to form four right angles, the lines are perpendicular.
right angle

right angle

An angle that measures exactly $90^\circ$.
straight angle

straight angle

An angle that measures exactly $180^\circ$.
vertical angles

vertical angles

Two non-adjacent angles formed by intersecting lines.